I’ve been getting some questions about how I feel about the curly clip-in extensions I’ve been using for the past couple of months. So here is a blog post to share my experience!
Growing up I was never really interested in extensions. Honestly, the whole idea of putting someone elese’s hair in my head kind of freaked me out. But after I gave myself a “big chop” in January and suddenly had hair that was shorter than it’s ever been, I knew I had to get creative. Since then I have done box braids twice, used curly hair extensions, and straightened my hair once to deal with those moments when I get bored with my natural hair. However, my absolute favorite has been the curly extensions. I came across a review of Better Lengths curly hair extensions from a YouTube video by Arnell Armon which you can watch here. We have similar hair textures and they looked great on her so I decided to buy some myself. I bought the Kinky Curly Clip-In set for 3b/3c hair (I have 3c curls) and I chose the 16 inch length which I have linked here. As for styling, I use the same products that I already use on my hair everyday. Keep reading for some comments explaining the pros and cons of these extensions!
The website makes it easy to figure out which type is best for you. Under each type of hair, from straight to curly, Better Lengths has links of YouTube videos so that you can see product review videos from other women with hair textures that worked well with each type. I really appreciated this because I had plenty of videos to help me make an informed decision when buying the correct texture.
Quality. These extensions are great quality-wise, in my opinion. They are shiny and blend seamlessly with my hair. I also love that I’m able to use the same products on these that I do on my natural hair which makes for easy styling.
Versatility. I’ve been able to wear these extensions in many different hair styles. Basically, any style you can do with your natural hair, you can do with these extensions. Straight down, half up/half down, buns, ponytails...you name it, it can be done!
Price. Aside from these, I’ve only bought extensions maybe one other time in my life so I’m not a pro on what to expect price-wise for clip-ins. However, these cost almost $200 which, in general I felt was a little expensive. Now, that I’ve worn them pretty much every weekend since the beginning of March, I feel like I have and will continue to get my money’s worth out of them.
They can be a little difficult to detangle sometimes. If you have curly hair, you know that our hair is difficult to detangle sometimes and these extensions are consistent with that truth. I have to comb through the extensions more times than I do my natural hair, although my hair is slightly more fine than these extensions so maybe that is why. I typically don’t use products with cones in it (cones are ingredients such as Dimethicone that makes it easier to detangle hair. There’s a lot of controversy on whether they are good or bad in the long run but that’s another blog post for another day. 🙃). However, I may have to use a product with cones it it when detangling my extensions to make the process a little easier.
I hope you guys guys enjoyed this post! Do you guys use extensions? Have you ever tried this brand or any others? Drop comments or questions below!